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Welcome to the ACT 28 Hackathon:AI for Climate Action!

ACT 28 Hackathon is a joint effort of Samsung and UNDP for Climate Action!

ACT 28 mission is to spark innovation and engage the youth in meaningful climate action through development of digital solutions. We believe in harnessing the power of advanced technologies to address one of the most pressing issues of our time: climate change.


Why Join Us?


Focus Themes

Adaptation and Resilience


Climate Finance

Climate Technology


Land Use

The Ocean

Meet international climate and tech experts!

Don’t lose your chance to learn from international climate change and tech experts and get mentorship from Samsung and UNDP. Build your dream team and become part of a community committed to making a difference.

Prizes and Recognition

To reward your innovative solutions and dedication, we have lined up an exciting array of awards:

Innovation Award

Community Impact Award

Best Use of Technology

The hackathon winners will have a chance to visit Samsung Office in Dubai and join a special event. In addition to these prizes, all participants will gain invaluable experience, and the chance to be part of a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to making a difference in the fight against climate change.


While increasing your awareness on AI for Climate Action Hackathon Program, you will get to know the Sustainable Development Goals closely.

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  2. Networking Event


    - GMT+3


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Join AI for Climate Action Hackathon Program!

Join this hackathon program to find solutions to the world's climate change problem, realize your ideas, and learn more about sustainability!

Frequently asked questions

What is the deadline for the program?

Applications for the program will take place between 29 April 2024 - 21 May 2024.

How do I apply?

To apply for the AI for Climate Action Hackathon, simply fill out the application form on the website. For participants joining as a team, each team member must complete the form.

What are the application requirements for the hackathon program?

Anyone between the ages of 15-35, residing in the MENA region countries, Arabic countries and Turkiye, can apply.

Who evaluates the projects?

Projects developed within the program will be evaluated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ICPSD's SDG AI Lab, UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS), and Samsung Electronics.

How long will the hackathon last?

The hackathon will start on May 23, 2024, and will last a total of 48 hours (2 days).

When will the project evaluation results be announced?

After the 48-hour hackathon, participants will be invited to a demo day where jury members will also participate for the preliminary evaluation. The ranked projects will be announced at the demo day event.

What kind of program awaits the participants in the hackathon?

The hackathon program, which will be held online, includes various activities, training, mentoring interviews, and an opportunity for ranked participants to present their projects at the demo day event.

Should I apply as an individual or a team?

You can apply to the program as an individual or as a team. If you prefer, you can find teammates in the Slack and WhatsApp groups we will create. Teams should be limited to a maximum of 3 people.

What is AI for Climate Action Hackathon?

The program aims for participants to develop sustainable and value-added digital projects to address problems in different focus areas.

How will the hackathon program process work?

AI for Climate Action Hackathon will take place online, featuring webinar broadcasts, trainings, and mentoring interviews, culminating in a demo day.

What is the demo day broadcast? How will it proceed?

The top 10 participants selected by the jury will be invited to the demo day, which will be broadcast online. Participants will present their projects to the jury members through a 5-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute question-and-answer session.

How many people should the teams consist of?

Teams participating in the program must be limited to a maximum of 3 team members